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88+ Halloween Activities For Kids: The Definitive 2023 Guide

We found the best Halloween pumpkin patches, fall festivals, trick-or-treating events, crafts and activities for kids. See what’s near you!

Trick or treat! This year, ActivityHero editors have found 88 spooktacular Halloween pumpkin patches, pumpkin decorating and trick or treating events to attend. And you can get a jump start by doing projects at home to get in the haunting spirit.

Carve out some fun this October to bake creepy cupcakes, paint spooky creatures, learn candy science, and more! 

Image from Roemer Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Image from Roemer Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Everyone can pick the perfect pumpkin and the family can enjoy a fall day at a pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches are great places for taking photos amidst the vibrant colors and rustic settings. Don’t forget to get a few extra gourds to decorate the front porch and dinner table!

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2. Make Halloween Decorations

Pumpkins, skeletons, vampires, oh my! Get ready for a haunting night by making frightfully fun decorations for your home. These on-demand classes will guide you and your kids through how to make glow-in-the-dark slime,  clay Jack-0-Lanterns, spider webs and more!

Need craft supplies or more inspiration? Visit a Michaels Store on a Sunday afternoon for a Makebreak session where you can decorate a craft pumpkin or make a witch silhouette.


3. Make a Frankenpumpkin

Drop by your favorite Outdoor Supply Hardware store on Saturday, October 14, 2023 and your kids can get a free mini pumpkin plus all the bolts, wing nuts, and washers needed to create a no-carve masterpiece. 

Image from Dell'Osso Farm

4.  Find Your Way Out of a Corn Maze

Enjoy a day trip and visit a corn maze with your kids. You may be able to enjoy a hay ride, apple picking and other fall traditions while out on the farm. 

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6. Halloween Science Workshops

Sneak learning into hands-on spooky STEM experiments. Make pumpkins puke or become a Mad Scientist!

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7. Creepy Crawly Culinary Classes

No tricks, just treats! Make Halloween cupcakes, no-bake desserts, dip chocolate apples, churros and more. Let’s have some fun! 

Pumpkins in the Park - San Jose, CA

8. Enjoy a Fall Festival

The famous Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival features master pumpkin carvers and an annual competition for the largest pumpkin. Other local festivals like Pumpkin in the Park are a chance for kids to get a free pumpkin and enjoy inflatable slides and Halloween crafts. See more festivals near you!

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